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Teacher - Students with Disabilities (Multiple Impairment) - Cairns State Special School

Cairns State Special School

”Adventure PERMANENT OPPORTUNITIES IN BEAUTIFUL CAIRNS COMMENCING JANUARY 2022… Are you a teacher with the passion and expertise to support the educational outcomes of students with diverse needs? Cairns State Special School is seeking energetic, passionate and skilled teachers of Students with Disabilities – Multiple Impairment (Primary, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary) to join our highly motivated and professional teaching team in January 2022.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ388885/21
Closing date 10-Dec-2021
Job duration Commencing 20 January 2022
Contact person Chris Simmons
Contact details 07 40367444
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We look forward to welcoming highly motivated, dedicated and professional educators with the passion and expertise to support the educational outcomes of our students.  As a teacher joining our team, you will work collaboratively as a valued team member providing highly specialised and individualised programs for our students including a focus on the purposeful integration of ICTs, particularly in the area of communication.  You will need to possess effective communication skills, the ability to plan and meet short term and long term goals and an enthusiastic, positive attitude to teamwork.  You will be supported as a special education teacher in the Far North Queensland region to further enhance your teaching and learning skills through multiple professional learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring. These are permanent full-time positions commencing in January 2022. Please read the attached document for information on how to apply – incomplete applications may not be considered.

Welcome to Cairns State Special School

The first of its kind in Far North Queensland, Cairns State Special School is a state of the art facility providing teaching spaces and outdoor areas to support the delivery of engaging and relevant learning experiences appropriate to the diverse needs of our students.  Our teaching team currently provide highly specialised and individualised programs for up to 120 students from Prep to Year 12 with diverse learning needs including intellectual and/or multiple impairments. We have worked hard to establish and nurture positive and productive relationships between students, parents, teachers, therapists, student services, the community and state education system. 

Explore our website to learn more about Cairns State Special School

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Relocation assistance
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Applicants for this position must possess:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. Pre-service/graduate teachers must have been granted provisional registration prior to commencing employment as a teacher. For more information regarding registration requirements, please CLICK HERE.
  • An active application for teacher employment lodged online via the Teach Queensland website
  • In addition to registration, teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information on blue cards and exemption cards, please CLICK HERE.


  • Read the attached Role Description and Applicant Information Package documents
  • Attach a brief two page resume indicating a brief work history, contact details for two referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent supervisor) and a maximum two page written response addressing the criteria listed in the attached Applicant Information Package.
  • Pre-Service & Beginning Teachers are encouraged to supply their most recent practicum report and academic transcript for the last completed study period (unofficial is fine).

**The Department of Education reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found**

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Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Applicants are to apply online and supply all requested documentation. Applications may be used to fill other similar vacancies and will remain current for up to 12 months. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


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